Hunter College has its own subway stop. Taking the 6 train to 68th Street brings you directly to campus. It makes the commute a little bit easier to deal with, considering the school is so easy to get to. When traveling about town, public transportation gets you anywhere you need to go. Buses and subway trains run consistently during the day (at night, be prepared for less frequent service) and follow a very comprehensible, if at first confusing, system. When figuring out the subway system, one tip is to get a laminated map that unfolds to a manageable size. Don’t be ashamed of it, either; it will be your best friend until you learn the lines.
The transportation system isn’t immune to New Yorkers’ scorn. Crowded trains, disrupted service, and multiple transfers can get to even the most patient people. They come with the package, though, and for the most part, public transit gets you where you need to go quickly and easily.